Hill Garden is a specialty
plant nursery devoted to
bringing the best quality
peonies to American gardeners.
Back in the late 1980's,
we chose to specialize in
Chinese peonies. China is
the motherland of almost
all of the garden peonies
varieties grown in the U.S.
The hybrids grown today originally
came from stock plants brought
from China in the 18th century
to Europe, and then later
We are passionate about our peonies, and will only offer for sale only
those we test as the best. What does this mean? We look for peony varieties
that are reliably growing, fast blooming and outstanding in their color
Why buy from us, when you can get peonies for less at
other web sites, "box" stores,
or green markets? We select the best specimens to sell, not the lowest-priced.
Age and size makes the difference in peonies.We sell only well rooted
stock which sucessfully transplants 99 times out of 100. We know what
we are selling because we really grow these plants, unlike some merchants
who merely import and market.We've seen a lot of tree peonies and we
don't want you to waste your time with poor cultivars -those with "shy" flowers
that are hidden in the leaves, or sparse blooming types.
We stand behind the plants we sell and guarantee they will grow for
you. We expect you to be a careful gardener and follow our directions,
but if the plants fail and die in the first year, we will replace them.
Our success rate is close to 99%, so we know you will be satisfied
with your purchase.
Our tree peonies are all 4 or more years old, which means they have
3 to 5 woody branches and a dense root system. Many of the varieties
will bloom at this size, though some need more time to establish. Typically,
you will see blooms on the simpler types, like single or lotus form,
such as Phoenix White, or Cinnabar Ramparts. Tree peonies that have
very complex double forms, with dense petals, will often need to be
5-6 years old before they bloom. This is just the nature of the plants.
Tree peonies are not for impatient gardeners.
Herbaceous peony roots are 4 to 5 eyes, larger than industry standard.
These will often have a flower the first season after planting, but
do become better and established in 2-3 years, with many flowers available
test all peonies in our
we offer them for sale,
and are familiar with
hundreds of varieties.
This means you'll get
the best varieties suited
for American gardens.
Ours is a dedicated nursery,
a place where you can
come for reliable information
about growing peonies.
We don't sell iris or
hosta or daylilies- just
peonies. They are our
Tree peonies have been cultivated in China for more than 1400 years
and we freely acknowledge the great horticultural contribution China
has made in preserving and developing these historic plants. Our garden
was named "Peony Heaven" by Professor Hong Tao, of Beijing Forestry
Academy, when he visted us in 1993, and it is a name we treasure.
Peonies from our nursery are now part of many private and public collections
all over the U.S. We have shipped plants to all 50 states, Canada and
Europe. Our website is designed for e-commerce in the U.S., so contact
us by email, fax or mail for other than domestic shipping.
We believe in giving a high level of customer service, whether you
are buying one plant or fifty. We are open all year to answer your
questions by phone at 1-860-283-1042.
David and Kasha Furman
owners, Cricket Hill Garden
670 Walnut Hill Rd.
Thomaston, Connecticut, 06787 USA
email : firstname.lastname@example.org